Checkwitch Poiron Architects have designed the Double High House in Nanaimo, BC, Canada.
The Double High house is an elegant and efficient re-interpretation of the typical suburban site plan. The slender form is positioned against the long north edge of the site in order to maximize the solar exposure to the south. A 22 foot south facing sliding door system connects the main living space with the wooden deck and landscape, blurring the line between interior and exterior. The floorplan is a connected flow of open and overlapping spaces. In addition to the passive solar scheme, further efficiency is achieved through in-floor radiant hydronic heating, natural ventilation, a heat recovery ventilator and an efficient lighting design.
Though there are still six more months to go, 2015 is already shaping up to be an interesting year in music. Adele has just revealed that she’s planning to make a major return to the music circuit. The award-winning singer-songwriter has announced the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed and record-breaking album 21. The piece will be called 25 and will be supported by a tour. The news were shared through following tweet by the World Music Awards account:
The mural was created by Mark Foster and artist Young & Sick and painted by L.A. street artists Daniel Lahoda, Leba and Vyal. At seven stories high, it is one of the largest public murals in the United States. The band played a free show at the base of the mural in January to announce the release of “Supermodel.” Watch a ime-lapse video of the creation of the mural below.
Foster the People are currently touring the world in support of the release of “Supermodel.”
King Tizzy hits us with his take on Drake’s “0-100 “.
Longstanding graffiti artist COPE2, who began his tenure in the late ’70s, recently painted the corner of Bowery & Houston, New York. Without departing far from his trademark “wildstyle” aesthetics, the South Bronx native blended bubble lettering with various traditional graffiti elements in one vibrant rendition. Alongside his signature throw ups, partner in crime INDIE 184 also added to the mural, presenting a compelling piece in homage of New York’s graffiti culture. Check out the mural here and head to COPE2′s Instagram to keep track of his work.